State of the Children report welcomed

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the team behind the State of the Children report released today, describing it as an “outstanding” piece of statistical social work. “This will be an incredibly valuable tool as governments and community agencies look to address some of these areas of disadvantage in our communities,” Mr Entsch said after…

Grant to preserve Cairns’ Chinese heritage

HISTORIC artefacts from Cairns’ original Chinese temple will get a new lease on life thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Community Heritage Grants Program, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch announced today. “The Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc (CADCAI) will receive $13,630 to carry out conservation treatment on the Lit Sung Goong (Temple) furniture,” Mr…

BRING ON THE BACKPACKER BOOM

THE Far North could see an increase in working holiday makers after the Turnbull Government launched a global $10 million campaign to attract more of the young travellers to Australia. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the campaign builds on the Coalition’s recent reform package, which will make Australia a world-leading destination for young people wanting…

NEW FUNDING FOR NATURAL DISASTER RESILIENCE PROJECTS

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today welcomed $210,000 in disaster resilience funding to better prepare the Leichhardt community from the threat of natural disasters. Mr Entsch said the funding will be provided to local councils and organisations under the Federal Government’s $21 million Natural Disaster Resilience Program. Under the Program, the Australian Government’s contribution…

Fuel prices again under the spotlight

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has highlighted Cairns’ fuel woes in Parliament, saying the high prices at the bowser are a “disgrace” with the region suffering from a lack of competition. Mr Entsch said he had recently heard about Brisbane's call for the ACCC to do a deep-dive investigation into a perceived petrol ‘cartel’ in the…

Arts community celebrates Catalyst support for JUTE

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is “over the moon” that Cairns’ renowned JUTE Theatre Company has been awarded funding through the Australian Government’s Catalyst fund. “I am very, very pleased to announce today that JUTE will receive $420,000 to support its project titled ‘Telling Diverse Stories from the Deep North’ through the Catalyst-Australian Arts and Culture…